Dubai airports to shut to travelling public from Thursday March 26

Flights will be suspended and airports closed to travelling public from 11.59pm on March 26

Dubai airports to shut to travelling public from Thursday March 26

Dubai Airports has announced that Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) will be closed to the travelling public “until further notice” from 11.59pm on Thursday March 26.

Yesterday it was announced that the UAE is to suspend all inbound and outbound passenger flights for two weeks, with subject to reassessment (for all the news click here).

And Dubai airports will be shutting to passengers at the same time.

“In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, the decision has been made by the UAE authorities to suspend all inbound and outbound passenger flights, and the transit of airline passengers in the UAE, for two weeks, subject to reassessment, as part of the precautionary measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, starting at 11:59 pm on Thursday March 26,” read a statement from Dubai Airports.

“During this time, vital cargo and emergency evacuation flights will operate, however all other flights will come to a temporary halt and our two airports – Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) – will be closed to the travelling public until further notice.

“We thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging situation. At Dubai Airports we are fully committed to supporting the measures being taken to ensure the health and safety of our valued customers, our community and our employees.

“While these measures are being taken we will continue to work closely with airlines, control authorities, service partners and the authorities to ensure we are ready to resume operations once it is deemed safe to do so. Until that time, we urge you to stay safe.”

Meanwhile the UAE government has urged people to stay at home “unless absolutely necessary”.

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